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Zesty Life Granola

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Health Nut Trail Snack

Are you going nuts trying to find a healthy snack that tastes good, is easy to prepare, and also works as a grab and go? I’ve got it!

When you’re acting like a nutcase because you’re hungry, you need high energy, nutrient-dense foods. Zesty Life Granola is the perfect fix! Full of healthy raw seeds and nuts and a hint of banana, this snack is super easy to prepare and it makes a nice big batch.

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Desserts/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Bravocado Pudding

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Let’s avo some dessert to celebrate!

The more you celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate in your life. Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goals to be proud of yourself—take mindful moments to appreciate how far you’ve come, the struggles you’ve overcome and the achievements you’ve accomplished.

This dessert is not too good to be true. It’s delicious AND healthy! Made with raw cacao powder, rich in antioxidants, fibre and magnesium; and avocados containing good heart-healthy fat.

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Bowls/ Dinner/ Lunch/ Recipes/ Vegan

Wild & Fiery Jerk bowl with Mango Salsa

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Addicting & delicious pain

This Jamaican jerk bowl is bursting with zest, perfect for the flavour thrill-seeker and a surefire way
to practice pain tolerance! The Scotch pepper found in jerk spice contains capsaicin, which tricks the brain into thinking you’re being burned; the brain responds by releasing endorphins and dopamine. This brings a sense of euphoria similar to a “runner’s high”. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Essentials: Base ingredients for a vibrant life

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Energetic, Focused, Peaceful

Do you realize how good you’re capable of feeling? Many people are living with chronic stress, nagging aches and pains, stomach problems, low energy, foggy thinking, and a poor immune system; and they’ve lost touch with what a healthy body feels like.

The human body is an incredible thing, but its basic needs are remarkably simple—food, activity, rest. Unfortunately, society has over-complicated these base ingredients with fad diets, gimmicky workouts, and a badge of honour for who survives on the least amount of sleep…
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Bowls/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Curry Up! Nutrient-dense Injury Recovery Bowl

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Keep calm and curry on

Whether you’re injured or recovering from an intense training session, nutrition is paramount in recovery. Food is critical to our health and repairing our bodies. Both the body and the mind can be enhanced (or hindered) by what we eat.

I’m shocked by the junk people put in their bodies—especially when injured! Nutrients are building blocks of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs, and they’re what helps your body function properly. If you want to be back at your best as soon as possible, consider making a batch of my nutrient-dense curry.

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Bowls/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

So Yummy, Says Me Bowl

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Hungry? Open Sesame!

This is a flavourful, filling, and super easy buddha bowl composed of roasted yam, cauliflower, broccoli, and crispy kale, topped with sesame-ginger drizzle on a bed of quinoa. A healthy and super satisfying plant-based meal packed with fibre vitamins A, K, and C, as well as copper, manganese, iron, magnesium, and calcium—the So Yummy Says Me Bowl is a tasty powerhouse of fuel for your adventures! Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport

Hormone Balancing for your Zesty Life

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Helpless in the wake of hormones

One week I’m feeling amazing, crushing it on the climbs and in total flow on the descents. The next week I feel lousy, like someone filled my shoes with cement and tied a parachute to my bike.

Fatigue, mental fog, lack of motivation, depression, and decreased sexual appetite are just a few of the symptoms that might indicate your hormones are out of whack. But before you collapse into that carton of ice cream, here are some tips on gettin’ back into balance! Continue Reading…